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Ever since I traced my birth family and they started visiting me we have always enjoyed a trip to Paignton pier where we would spend a couple of hours wasting a couple of quid on their machines. In particular we used to enjoy playing the "tipping point" type machines, the ones that have a couple of trays that move back and forth. In recent times, £1 would give you 45 min of fun, but you would always end up putting the money back in again, you never went to the amusements to make money.

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Posted by on in Focus on Disability

I am just lying here in bed watching television at an absolutely ridiculous hour, I should have been asleep hours ago, no wonder I'm tired during the day a lot of the time.

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Posted by on in General Discussion

I have a small painting of a trout by an artist called Arthur Wetherall Burgess and I'm looking for some more information on it.

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Posted by on in Focus on Disability

I'm looking for people who can help me with a little bit of research. I'm trying to determine how many people develop sinus tracts when they have existing pressure sores, or if they just suddenly find out they've got a sinus tract that has come to the surface.

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If like me you use the Plantronics range of headphones/microphone then you will know that the sponge earpads don't last for ever. In fact, the sponges on the headphones will start wearing out after only a few months. Once they were out, you are then left with a perfectly decent pair of headphones that are incredibly uncomfortable to wear, especially when lying in bed. I found somebody on eBay who is selling replacement foam pad cushion covers for various makes the Plantronics microphones, one of which is the DSP 400 headphones. Obviously this item may not be available for the foreseeable future, so my advice would be to buy some now, after all for £5 you get five pairs which should last two or three years easily.

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Posted by on in Focus on Disability

Three months has gone by pretty quickly. I certainly highly recommend making sure you've got plenty of things to do whilst in bed, it has certainly stopped me from going stir crazy. 

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We are now giving people the opportunity to place a sponsored advert on www.tetraplegicliving.com. The advert will comprise of a small image of your choice, obviously relating to your business. You can also have a small description and a direct link to your website. I have created four categories which I hope will relate to what people want to advertise on the website. If you are interested in placing adverts on our sponsored wall then please contact me. Prices are very reasonable, £50 for a permanent ad unit on our sponsored wall. We will accept payment through PayPal, unfortunately this is the only way I can accept payment for advertising.

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Posted by on in The Paranormal

I have been a huge fan of anything to do with sci-fi or paranormal activity, it's just a subject that fascinates me. However, if you were to ask me whether I actually believe in little green men, flying saucers, or even Bigfoot, you would probably be surprised to hear that I am extremely sceptical that any type of alien life has ever visited this world, or there are large, hairy beasts walking around the forests of North America, I just do not buy into it any more.

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For the second time in nine years I have found myself with a sinus on the backside. Thankfully it's not as bad as the one I had back in 2004 and even after two weeks of bed rest, the nurses tell me that it's looking really good, so hopefully it won't be too long before I am up and about again.

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I have just finished a revamp of wheellovedating.co.uk. I have not made massive changes, however I have moved the users module to just underneath the heading where it more visible. I created a nice new header image which I must say I am rather pleased with. I've also put a lot of navigation into the main menu along the toolbar

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This video is not for the fainthearted. If you are at all squeamish then I suggest that you do not watch this video. However, I believe that some of the content in this video will demonstrate that you are not invincible and some of the silly stunts that kids perform these days can often lead to serious injury, or even death. Also, this video is a testament to how dangerous some of the sports we watch are.

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Posted by on in Focus on Disability

If I ever win the lottery, the first thing I'll buy is a big house in the country with the fishing lake, the next thing will be one of these  awesome off-road  vehicles that you can wheel into using either a manual or electric wheelchair. I don't care how much it costs, I'll be getting one.

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My new website, wheellovedating.co.uk has just gone live. There are a few little bits and pieces I need to finish off, and also add to the profile section of the website, but I think it's good enough to go live for the time being so I can test the water.

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Posted by on in Humour

Enjoy this

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Posted by on in General Discussion

What the hell is it with just about every contestant that takes part in the daily quiz wanting to say hello to just about everybody they know in the world. It is bloody ridiculous. It's excruciating to listen to sometimes, some of them obviously have a long list of people they want to say hello to. One is this, the bloody Oscars? I've even heard people say hello to friends that they know I'm not even listening, WTF is that all about? It's about time that the producers put a stop to this ridiculous craze. If you added up the minutes that these people take up say hello to everybody, I bet you it would be nigh on the whole show at the end of the year.

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The following article is based upon my own personal experience using Google AdSense. I've been using Google AdSense for about three years and would consider myself to be fairly experienced using this system. Google does not allow AdSense users to divulge exactly how much you make publicly on the Internet. However, I can tell you that my earnings now run into the low thousands each year.

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Posted by on in Focus on Disability

Unfortunately I have developed a small sore spot on my backside which has resulted in me having to take to my bed. I thought something was building a few days ago when I started sweating down the left-hand side of my body more than I normally do. One of my carers noticed a tiny little mark that we really didn't give any concern to. Anyway, that mark has developed into a very small superficial wound. When I say small, I really mean small, probably only two or 3 mm, if that. However, anyone who has had problems like this before will tell you that even the smallest area can develop quickly into something a lot more serious.

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Posted by on in Angling

Charlcombe used to be my all-time favourite fishing venue, you really couldn't go wrong. However, I don't know what has happened to the place but the fishing has gone down the toilet. I visited there today and didn't catch a single thing, not even a decent bite. There were a couple of other guys fishing who caught a few bream and several small tench between them, but no carp whatsoever. Obviously you can't always expect to catch fish when you go fishing, sometimes you do have days when nothing goes right. Having said this, I know Charlcombe and I know what it used to fish like, I find it difficult to believe that things can be so different without some interference. In other words, I believe that a lot of the carp have been taken out and put in the ponds at Newton Abbot. Two or three years ago Island Pond suffered a devastating algae bloom which killed nearly every fish in the pond, including some very large carp. When spring ponds were closed, the carp that were owned by the Newton Abbot Fishing Association were taken out and put in Island. I'm beginning to suspect that the same thing has happened to Charlcombe pond but I don't have any proof. You would think that on a lovely warm day in the summer, there would be some sign of carp, whether that be tail patterns when ground baiting, or fish taking bread from the surface, absolutely nothing whatsoever.

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Me and my pal Charles decided to take a trip down to Goodrington on Wednesday to do a little bit of fishing from the promenade. Since it was lunchtime I suggested that we nip down and get a portion of chips between us, after all I am a fat b and shouldn't be eating them anyway. We went to one of the kiosks that open just for the summer and made our order. 15 min later the chips have still not arrived so we cancelled the order and walked about 50 yards to the little takeaway hut just in front of the Inn on the Quay. I could hear music blaring out before I even got to the takeaway hut. To my amazement the music was coming from a pair of speakers that were sitting on the counter. Now this wasn't gentle relaxing music to make you feel good, this was pop music with the volume turned up to number 10 to number 10 on the volume knob. Now I promise you I am not joking but both Charles and myself could hardly hear each other over this racket. I don't know about the guy serving, even though he was very talented and could distinguish the customers voices under the music, or he was very good at lipreading. I just cannot understand why they had the music turned up so loud, I don't think I've been anywhere where I've come across a situation like this. So take this as a warning, you may need to take your earplugs if you are going for some food at The Inn on the Quay.

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I'm sure there are lots of women out there who are good at driving, however I've not met many of them.  This video just goes to prove my point.

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